I’m a sucker for a good lip product and need to steer clear of the lip balm aisle when I go to the store from now on. There are so many to choose from and new ones are on the shelf it seems like every week. The downside of most lip balms is that they have 15-20 ingredients! I can’t even pronounce some of them. Why all the ingredients in such a simple product? After looking at labels and reading them lately, I decided to try my hand at making my own. It was surprisingly easy. Here is how to make your own Moisturizing Lip Balm! This DIY lip balm recipe is simple to make and all natural.
DIY Lip Balm Recipe
Ingredients needed for Homemade Lip Balm:
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Organic Shea Butter
- Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
- Small container
How To Make Lip Balm:
Gather your ingredients in the kitchen. Grab a small microwavable bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of your coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of your shea butter into the bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments until the oils are completely melted. Remove from microwave and gently stir. Add 3 drops of your lavender essential oil and mix all together.
Once your oils are completely mixed, pour into your small container. Your small container can be a small tin, cosmetic tub, or you can reuse old lip balm containers.
This recipe makes approximately 1 teaspoon of product. Let your balm cool for 2-3 hours or until completely hardened.
The oils in this lip balm are amazing for all skin types. The lavender essential oil is soothing and gentle. I just love essential oils and making my own products with them!
The coconut oil & shea butter are full of vitamins that are very moisturizing and healing for dry skin. I especially love this lip balm in the summer when lips can be parched from sun exposure. I have actually made a few lip balms and have them stashed in different places including my purse.
*The oils in this lip balm will melt in extreme heat. Keep in a cool dry place for best results.
Have you ever made your own lip products before? Try your hand at this easy lip balm recipe soon!